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ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING CHURCH CALENDAR No Bible Study This Week (resumes after Labor Day) Youth & Jr. Youth Group: July 24th 5-7PM July 11th, Mt. Zion UMW Meeting, 7PM Next Breakfast at Mt. Zion UMC: July 16th Scout Breakfast: Aug 13th 8:00AM at VCFD Fairgrounds Special Love Offering On July 17th we will be taking up a love offering for the team that goes to Guatemala on a mission trip. This is the mission team that Cale & Deanna participate in.

Catawissa Parish of the United Methodist Church Mt. Zion & Kulp Churches Pastor Chad Carter And as they were going along the road they came to some wa‐ ter, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me  from being baptized?” And he commanded the chariot to stop,  and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch,  and he baptized him.  Acts 8:36‐37 

Water Park Adventure Day July 24th 5-7PM We are having a “Water Park Adventure Day” for the Youth and Jr. Youth at Kulp. We are going to have a Slip n' slide; capture the flag; water balloon battles, water gun fights, sprinkler obstacle courses. We need volunteers to help with this event, please see Pastor Chad if you can help Back to School Party Aug 27th - (6:30PM) We are having a “Back to School” party at Kulp UMC. There will be a campfire, hot dogs, popcorn, crafts, and an outdoor movie!!! We will be collecting extra school supplies to help our neighbors who are without. We need volunteers to help with this event, please see Pastor Chad if you can help July Food Bank: Spaghetti Sauce & Noodles Bible in One Year MONDAY Jul 11: Josh 14&15; Psalm 146&147; Jeremiah 7; Matt 21 TUESDAY Jul 12: Josh 16&17; Psalm 148; Jeremiah 8; Matt 22 WEDNESDAY Jul 13: Josh 18&19; Psalm 149&150; Jeremiah 9; Matt 23 THURSDAY Jul 14: Josh 20&21; Acts 1; Jeremiah 10; Matt 24 FRIDAY Jul 15: Josh 22; Acts 2; Jeremiah 11; Matt 25 SATURDAY Jul 16: Josh 23; Acts 3; Jeremiah 12; Matt 26 SUNDAY Jul 17: Josh 24; Acts 4; Jeremiah 13; Matt 27

July 10, 2011

Welcome to the Catawissa Parish of the United Methodist Church! We are glad to have you worshipping with us this morning. If you are visiting with us, please fill out the visitor card and place it in the offering. We want to know who is worshipping with us, and who you are! Welcome and announcements Prelude (the gift of music helps us to prepare our hearts for worship)

Special Message by the Rev. Dr. Thomas Salsgiver Offering (We give our gifts to God) I beseech you therefore . . . by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.—Romans 12:1 IV *Doxology ‘Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below;

Lighting of the candles (the flame represents the presence of the Holy Spirit)

praise him above ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.”

Call to Worship (from Hebrews 11:40 & Romans 6:4) Leader: O Come, let us worship the God who has provided something better for us. Congregation: In Whom by His death we were baptized in Him that we might walk in the newness of life. *Opening Hymn “How Great Thou Art”

*Closing Hymn “Amazing Grace” Benediction Postlude

Reception into Membership and the Sacrament of Baptism

The Acolyte will take the light of Christ into the world

Pastoral Prayer, closed with the Lord’s Prayer in Unison

* please stand if it is comfortable for you to do so

The Lord’s Prayer – Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Pastor Chad Carter Email: Office: (570) 356-7022 Find us on Facebook: search “Catawissa Parish”

Children’s Message [The children are dismissed for children’s church in the basement of the church]


And as they were going along the road they came to some wa‐ ter, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being bapti...